If you’re thinking about getting into podcasting, the chaps over at NxtGenUG have some great advice!
Rich and Dave recorded a podcast live during a recent presentation they gave to a bunch of us IT Community/user group folks here in the UK. It was highly informative and entertaining – I would expect nothing less from Rich and Dave!
One key takeaway that the boys gave us was the need for a transcript for your podcast – this has huge benefits as the major search engines index the transcript text, thus helping people find your podcast! Of course, it’s open to abuse…I don’t know how it happened, but somebody mentioned “Paris Hilton” during the podcast, you can imagine the effect that’s going to have! I wonder what effect it might have on this posting?
The other nugget that I picked up on was the ability to augment RSS content such that Apple’s iTunes software can find your podcast too. I’m not a huge iTunes fan, but there are plenty of folks who are, so it’s a case of learning to target the many rather than the few. It revolves around the iTunes RSS extensions, an example of which you can see below. Apple have written up a spec, but there’s a good overview of the RSS extensions here. Kudos to Rich and Dave for opening my eyes (ii, both of them) to that one.
Download their podcast here.
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